What Happens When Networking Replaces Friendship

by Oliver Staley

Peek into the lives of the globe-hopping, ultra-successful CEOs, and you’ll see there’s little room for human connections that aren’t transactional. Breakfasts are spent with business partners, lunches with co-workers, and dinners with clients. Golf on the weekends is for cementing deals. For ... Read & React

One Of The World's Biggest Companies Found The Secret To Better Meetings: A Wooden Box

by Oliver Staley

Like a lot of global companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev has a wide array of meeting technology at its disposal. But the massive brewing company only recently discovered its most effective tool: a simple wooden box. Called the iBox, it sits at the center of the conference table. Before meetings ... Read & React

Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way

by Dannielle Blumenthal Federal communicator and co-founder, All Things Brand

Once I worked with a career counselor who gave me some great advice: “Try to think of work as an anthropology experiment,” she said to me. “Observe the people like you’ve embarked on a field trip, and write down what you see.” It was the best advice anybody ever gave me, not just about coping ... Read & React

Baseball Players Show That People Will Give Up Money To Work With Great Colleagues

In 2003, Alex Rodriguez, one of the greatest baseball players ever, tried to take less money to join a winning team. At the time, Rodriguez was among the world’s best paid athletes, making over $20 million a year playing for Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. But his colleagues were not ... Read & React

The ‘Secret’ Government Document Every American Should Care About

by Bill Bergman

A few weeks ago the Treasury Department published the most important 256-page document that you’ve probably never heard of—the annual Financial Report of the United States Government. Your first reaction might be to look at this report as fondly as you look at your credit card account statement. ... Read & React

8 Unexpected Ways to Continue to Develop Yourself as a Leader

You’re a year or two into your dream leadership role and you know you are capable of more, but you don’t know where to start. After the first months of learning everything you needed to learn about your job you settled in. Yet you have a nagging feeling that something is missing. You sense that ... Read & React

Your Agency Now Has Money to Modernize IT

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently heard from Trump Administration leaders about their modernization strategies following the enactment of the Modernizing Government Technology Act and the implementation of the Administration’s IT Modernization strategy. A new report by ... Read & React

What I’ve Learned From the Young Leaders of Stoneman Douglas High School

Students at the March For Our Lives protest in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 24.
by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

I took the picture that accompanies this post from atop a trash can at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Montana Avenue in Santa Monica on Saturday. Thousands of people rallied there at the end of one of 800 March for Our Lives events that were held around the world that day for students, their ... Read & React

With Pay for Performance, Money Is Not the Problem

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

Pay for performance is not a compensation problem; it’s a performance management problem. The focus in government is on the money but the acceptance of the policy depends on ratings and metrics that are perceived as fair. Anecdotal evidence suggests strongly that performance ratings across ... Read & React

What To Do When Your Boss Is Always MIA

Your boss doles out the work, but then she’s nowhere to be found when you’ve got a question or a problem. Or worse yet, she starts dumping her meetings on you (with no notice) because she’s always traveling. You can’t control your boss’s schedule, so what do you do? Before you start dusting off ... Read & React